Being the most popular instant messenger in the world, WhatsApp is used for everything under the sun, be it sending messages or payments. Even if you want to leave the app for good, there is a considerable amount of information stored in the chats that you may need access to in future. For instance, your message thread with yourself may contain your passwords, itinerary, and other important stuff. If you’re done with WhatsApp, it is a good idea to export your most important chats before leaving. In this article, we show you how to export a WhatsApp chat on an Android smartphone.
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Export WhatsApp chats from your Android device
Step 1: Launch WhatsApp on your Android smartphone.
Step 2: Open the conversation you want to export.
Step 3: Tap on the ellipses at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Hit ‘More’ and then select ‘Export Chat’.
Step 5: Select whether you want to export the chat with or without media. WhatsApp can export up to 10,000 messages with media included. Excluding media increases this number to 40,000.
Step 6: Select the destination for the text file. You can choose to send the file to another contact on WhatsApp or any other instant messenger. If you want to save the file on your device, first export it to Google Drive and then download it on your phone.
Your WhatsApp chat will be exported in txt format. You can convert this file to the PDF format using an online tool. Read this article to find out how you can save a Google Docs file as a PDF.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the other person know if you export your WhatsApp chat with them?
WhatsApp does not notify the other person when you export your WhatsApp Chat with them.
What happens when I export a chat?
Exporting a WhatsApp chat creates a text file of your conversion with a contact.
Is it safe to export a chat?
Exporting a WhatsApp chat is a safe process. However, if you save the chat on a third-party cloud service, anyone with your login credentials or access to your device will be able to view it.
This is how you can export a WhatsApp chat on an Android smartphone. Currently, there is no way to export all your WhatsApp chats at once. You will have to go through each individual thread to export it as a text file. The size of an export file depends on the number of messages being exported as well as the presence of media in the conversation.
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